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11 May, Tuesday

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Bashkiria agrarians have purchased 778 units of equipment for 1.8 billion rubles year to date

Economy/Business

The preparation of tillage and sowing machines for the upcoming spring fieldwork has been completed at the republic's farms. At present, the assembly of the units has begun. According to the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Bashkortostan Pavel Iofinov, tractors' technical readiness is 98%.

According to him, this year's sowing campaign should take place in a short time facilitated, among other things, by the new agricultural equipment purchased in 2020.

Last year, 3,607 units of equipment were purchased for a total amount of 10.1 billion rubles. For comparison, he cited the indicators of 2018. Then agricultural producers purchased 1,966 units of equipment for 4.2 billion rubles. Simultaneously, the subsidies that farmers received under federal and republican programs in 2020 amounted to more than 2.4 billion rubles.

“In 2021, it is planned to purchase 400 tractors, 250 combine harvesters, 50 forage harvesters. As of April 1, 778 units of equipment for the amount of 1.8 billion rubles have already been purchased. Under the preferential program of JSC Rosagroleasing, 277 applications were submitted for the amount of 2.1 billion rubles, 166 applications from 79 farms of the republic were approved for 1.2 billion rubles, ” Pavel Iofinov explained.

This year, 153 tractors, 45 combine harvesters, six forage harvesters, eight self-propelled mowers, more than 160 seeding, tillage machines, and other equipment have already been purchased.

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture also noted that the farmers purchased diesel fuel in more than 18 thousand tons or 46% of the demand. The total fuel demand for spring fieldwork is 39 thousand tons.

/translated by Tatiana Aksyutina
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